Curators: Andrea Hilger, Antka Hofmann
Venue: Space A, B, C1-C4, Spot A & B, St James Cavalier
Dates: Friday 1 June – Sunday 29 July 2018
Found ă mentalism II is inspired by Picasso’s words about his famous Guernica; “[…] an artist who lives and works with spiritual values cannot behave indifferently when faced with a conflict in which the highest values of humanity and civilization are at risk”.
Through Found ă mentalism II we want to invite thinking and change-making, and to ensure that art carries the spirit of Picasso’s words forward; we can be anything but indifferent to conflicts and struggles around us. Through the project, we suggest a perspective and a possibility for a more positive future.
Found ă mentalism II heralds the growth of a diverse cultural, political and economic European society. Global conflict and increasing migration flows provide an opportunity for art to act against a potential for violence, and to embrace cultural diversity and tolerance. Found ă mentalism II proposes a journey through a European culture that is simultaneously common and diverse. We ask if art can come to act as the mutual support between these diverse cultures, and if it can provide a remedy for current societal crises.
Participating artists: Feng Lu / CN; Karen Gäbler / DE; Gery De Smet / BL; Philipp Gloger / DE; Else Gold / DE; Antka Hofmann / DE; Katrin König / DE; Anka Leśniak / PL; Martin Müller / DE; Ran Slavin / IL; Annalise Bully / FR;Frenzy Höhne / DE; Arne Kalkbrenner / DE; Tobias Köbsch / DE; Steffen Otto / DE; Dmytro Petryna / UA; Stefan Plenkers / DE; Otto Berndt Steffen / DE; Henri Deparade / DE; Marcin Owczarek / PL; Dani Nordt / DE; Carolin Koss / DE; Nevet Yitzhak / IL; Melanie Kramer / DE; Till Ansgar Baumhauer / DE; Faig Ahmed / AZ; Martyna Jastrzebska / PL; Peter Makolies / DE; Rose Stach / DE; Małgorzata Myślińska / PL; Stephanie Marx / DE; Ulrike Mundt / DE; Paolo Assenza / IT; Nathalie Bertrams / DE; Daniel Kiczales / IL; Ekkhard Tischendorf / DE; Katerina Belkina / RU; Shahar Markus / IL; Urban Grünfelder / AU; Mavi Garcia / ES.
A short film by Kay Kaul about OSTRALE 2016, Documenta of the East, will be screened in the cinema of Spazju Kreattiv between the 1st June and the 7th July. See here for more information.
A PDF version of the exhibition leaflet can be found here.